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[quote="Andrew32" post=5191]Webb, I don't quite know what to think of your statement that all "status thinking" is evil. Jesus distinguished people by status. The parable of the minas comes to mind (Luke 19). It seems that He implies that it is a good thing to be over 10 cities rather than over none. He also turned "status thinking" on its head (without completely decrying it) in Luke 9:46-48. He said that "he who is least among you is the greatest" referring to the persons who had the (once poorly thought of) job of watching children. Then 1 Cor 3:10-15 speaks of those who build on the foundation of Christ with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, and straw. Their work will be revealed by fire. He whose work is burned up will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, as through fire. There seems to be a clear distinguishment in the levels of reward in heaven. How could something ordained by God - distinguished rewards - be wrong to think about? Of course, though, [i]envious[/i] thought regarding anything is sin. Thoughts of simple Godly regret for living a life that will not be well rewarded (similar to Godly regret in 2 Cor 7:10), or thoughts about honoring others who are highly rewarded, seem to me to be thoughts worthy of the Godly. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you think that in the afterlife there will be no need for a diversified workforce as there is a need for on earth. There will be no "problems" to solve, perhaps? I tend to believe that there will be a "problem": making everyone fulfilled in their existence. Including those whose work is burned up to the point where they receive no reward in the afterlife. And eventually, perhaps, everyone who has ever lived. To solve this "problem," there will be a need for a diversified workforce. A workforce with jobs of honor, and a workforce with jobs that lack honor. The Lord may give jobs of honor to those who will be highly rewarded for their labors, persecutions, etc., from this life. Would the Lord make heaven less complex than earth by failing to do so? I think diversification of levels of honor in the workforce is a good aspect of creation...as long as James 1:9-10 is obeyed. Would those who receive the rewards and honors not still be bound by James 1:9-10 in the afterlife, though?[/quote]
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